Tuesday, December 12, 2006


My Dad, in Vancouver, admiring the orange berries of the pyracantha.

Thanks to Sisah, I now know this to be Viburnum davidii

more attractive berries we saw along our walk down to the banks of the North Arm of the Fraser River in Vancouver

a photo I took before I came out here to Vancouver: berries of the bittersweet vine at my home


Blogger Davey said...

I enjoy your Blog and show up mostly for the pics, to be honest. Is that a tatoo I see on your shoulder in your display picture? All art has a story...so if it indeed is can you share?

9:27 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These photos don´t look like taken in winter, don´t these shrubs shed their leaves at all? Hope you enjoyed your walk with your father.

3:48 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the berries. Sometimes gardeners forget that they can bring color to the garden in the fall and winter. What is the plant with the blue berries?

5:40 p.m.  
Blogger Kati said...

sorry, davey, it's only my son-in-law's hand, which I didn't successfully edit out of a larger group photo :) I have played around with henna some but am very chicken about the pain a more permanent tattoo would entail.

Sisah, walks with my Dad are so precious and I'm terrified at the thought they are numbered.

Carol, I would love to know the names of some of these plants myself. I'm afraid many of the plants which can be grown in Vancouver (zone 8 or 9?) are not familiar to me.

5:12 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>What is the plant with the blue berries<

It´s Viburnum davidii, and its berries are really attractive.

1:00 p.m.  
Blogger Kati said...

Sisah, thanks for the info. I'll edit the blog to add the name to the photo.

1:07 p.m.  
Blogger Randa said...

Plants with berries delight me to no end. I particularly love a hard-cased red berry which grows on plants in marshy areas around here; unfortunately, I don't know what they're called. They are such a thrilling treat for the eyes, clusters of brilliant red amongst vertical thrusts of otherwise brown spare branches.

I also love the berries in your last photo. They are very familiar to me, and sentimental as well; my grandmother used to have branches of them in her (artist's) studio.

5:55 p.m.  

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